This month I had the opportunity to try “Trim in 10” dvd set by Tarafit.
This program comes on 3 dvds with 6 (10 mins) workouts on each dvd; Strength Stackers, Cardio Challenges and Torso Tacklers.
You will need some equipment in order to do some of the workouts.
You will need: Mat, aerobics step, various dumbells, resistance bands, stability ball, barbell/dumbells/broom handle, optional medicine ball and optional weighted gloves.
I previewed all of the workouts and wrote down what equipment I would need for each video so I could be prepared ahead of time.
This is what the dvd front, back and inside looks like:
It even comes with a schedule to follow for 3 different levels.
This lists the chapters so you know what workouts are on which dvd.
First I tried the “All ball” workout on the 3rd dvd-Torso Tacklers.
I used my stability ball and 6 pound medicine ball.
This is what I burned according to my Polar FT7 heart rate monitor.
This was a great workout! I used my smaller stability ball and had a hard time with one of the moves and had to switch to my bigger stability ball.
Next, I did the “Kickboxing” workout from the Torso Tacklers dvd.
Used my weighted gloves.
This is what I burned for calories.
This was a little different from what I thought it would be because it was on the floor, hence why it was on the Torso Tacklers dvd! 😉 But a great workout and felt it in my core immediately.
On the second dvd Cardio Challenges I tried the “Cardio bounce”
You can use any size stability ball you want to!
This is what I burned in calories.
I did this workout with my mom and it was fun!! I always love doing workouts with my stability ball. It keeps your heart rate up the whole time because your hands are in the air. Some of the moves are a little tricky so you definitely have to concentrate.
Tried the “Step” workout from Cardio Challenges dvd.
I had my stepper on the ground-no risers.
This is what I burned.
This was probably the hardest of the ones I’ve tried so far. My mom got lost after the first 2 minutes so she just went up and down the stepper to keep her heart rate up. I was able to follow along for most of it but got lost towards the end. I will definitely have to do this workout a couple of times before I master all the moves and can keep up.
The last workout I’ve tried was “Belly Burn” from Cardio Challenges.
No equipment needed.
wow what a great calorie burn!!
This workout was an awesome burn!! Very fast paced and kept my heart rate up! loved the burpees and pushups!!
I have not had the opportunity to try any of the workouts from the strength stackers but I did preview them and they look great! I love strength workouts using hand weights.
Before starting these workouts, keep in mind you should do a couple of minutes of a warm up. Because these workouts are only 10 minutes long, there is no time for warm up or cool downs on the discs. She does try to do about 15-30 seconds of cool down after some of the workouts.
Depending on your skill level, you also might want to preview the workout before trying it. She jumps right into the workout, which can be overwhelming if you are not use to something fast paced like that.
My mom had a heard time keeping up with the pace and she commented that she would consider this program “intermediate” which I would tend to agree with.
Anyone could do these workouts and modify them, (she has a girl on the left do modifications to make the moves easier) but if you aren’t doing any kind of regular exercising, this dvd set may be hard to jump right into.
I love that the workouts are 10 minutes because then I won’t have an excuse that I don’t have time to workout!! Who doesn’t have 10 minutes?? I usually find that after 10 minutes I want to keep going and do another 10 and then another 10. I really liked the workouts that I’ve tried so far and can’t wait to try the other ones…
If you want more info about Tarafit, Her wesbite is: http://tarafit.com/
Her Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/GetTaraFit?fref=ts
You can buy the set of 3 dvd workouts for $49.95 here: http://www.tarafit.com/TaraFitProducts.aspx or you can buy each dvd separately for $19.95.
NOW ITS GIVEAWAY TIME!!
Tarafit has graciously offered to send one of my blog readers this same dvd set for FREE-valued at $49.95!!
Open to US only-sorry no Canada or international addresses.
This giveaway will start today April 28th and will end next Sunday May 5th at 6pm est.
Mandatory entry: Please comment with your name and email address to contact you if you’re the winner.
Optional second entry: Tell me what kind of exercise you like to do!
If you are worried about privacy and don’t want to leave your email address and just your name, thats fine but make sure to come back here Sunday night to see who the winner is!!
The winner will have 3 days to contact me with a mailing address before I redraw another name on Thursday.
Tarafit will then mail your dvd set to you directly.
EDITED TO ADD THIS COMMENT FROM TARAFIT-
Sorry, Tara is correct!! she does do light exercises for the first minute that will warm up your body before jumping into the rest of the exercises!! 😉 I personally prefer to walk in place for a couple of minutes before starting a workout.
Thanks for a great, honest review, Rachel! I’m glad you found an enjoyable intensity and found the workouts challenging enough to require more than one session to master it (otherwise it’s boring!). I would like to clarify that each workout does have a designated warm up included in the 10 minutes. It is brief at 1-ish minute but the body needs just a small temp increase to ensure safe exercise. You may not have realized you were doing the warm up because it’s incorporated into the workout choreography with a smooth transition right to the meat of the session! For instance, in the Strength Stackers the first few exercises are always done with very light or no weights to signal the body as to what is coming. In the Torso Tacklers, exercises are kept in a small range of motion at first to allow the core to warm up. In the Cardio Challenges, choreography is kept easier and in smaller motions or low impact before moving to higher intensity. Thanks again and keep in touch with your continued use and results! Best of luck to all those hoping to win the FREE DVD set!!!